This past weekend Peyton and I had the pleasure to see Circus Abyssinia: Tulu at the Minnesota Children’s Theatre Company. It was a great way to kick off the 2022-2023 Children’s Theatre Company season!
What is Circus Abyssinia: Tulu?
Circus Abyssinia has performed at the Children’s Theatre Company before and they were originally scheduled to perform when COVID-19 hit. This is a long-awaited visit from Circus Abyssinia. Created by Bibi Tesfamariam and Bichu Shimellis, Circus Abyssinia is a traveling circus hailing from Ethiopia. They are internationally acclaimed and loved around the world.
Tulu, their current production, was inspired by the story of Ethiopian icon Derartu Tulu, the first Black African woman to win Olympic gold. You will be dazzled with high-flying acrobatics, hand balancing, and juggling (sometimes with fire!) all while listening to pulse-pounding Ethio-pop music! As you watch the performers, they will tell a story about the first Black African woman to win the Olympics through performance art. It will have you captivated.
Peyton and I both enjoyed Tulu. The performers have this infectious high energy, upbeat vibe that keeps you engaged the whole performance. There is some humor mixed in there too.
Who is Circus Abyssinia: Tulu?
There are many people that make up Circus Abyssinia. Bibi Tesfamariam and Bichu Shimellis are the creators and producers of the show. Bichu Shimellis and Tamrat Ejeta created the choreography for the show. As well as many others that help make Tulu come to life for all of us to enjoy.
Where is Circus Abyssinia: Tulu?
Circus Abyssinia: Tulu is currently at the Children’s Theatre Company until October 23rd, 2022. There are several performances a week with some tickets still available.
The Children’s Theatre Company is located in Minneapolis at 2400 3rd Avenue South.
Here is the remaining schedule for Tulu –
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 7pm
Friday, October 14, 2022, 7pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022, 11am and 2pm
Sunday, October 16, 2022, 2pm and 5pm
Thursday, October 20, 2022, 7pm
Friday, October 21, 2022, 7pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 11am and 2pm
Sunday, October 23, 2022, 2pm and 5pm (Final Performances)
If you are looking for a fun family-friendly performance, Tulu is it. This performance can be enjoyed by all ages. There is so much to take in and enjoy. You just leave feeling upbeat and happy. It’s a wonderful show.